Rationing and Rationality in the National Health Service: The Persistence of Waiting Lists (Economic Issues in Health Care) pdf epub fb2

Rationing and Rationality in the National Health Service: The Persistence of Waiting Lists (Economic Issues in Health Care) by Stephen J. Frankel, Robert West pdf epub fb2

Rationing and Rationality in the National Health Service: The Persistence of Waiting Lists (Economic Issues in Health Care) Author: Stephen J. Frankel, Robert West
Title: Rationing and Rationality in the National Health Service: The Persistence of Waiting Lists (Economic Issues in Health Care)
ISBN: 033349007X
ISBN13: 978-0333490075
Other Formats: lit rtf mobi lrf
Pages: 168 pages
Publisher: Palgrave (January 14, 1993)
Language: English
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Size PDF version: 1739 kb
Size EPUB version: 1676 kb
Subcategory: Politics & Government




This book offers an analysis of the ways in which current means of rationing health care in Britain produce the least desirable outcome: The restriction of access to some of the most cost effective treatments. The problems of gaining access to non-urgent surgical treatments have beset the NHS from its beginning, and the existence of waiting lists is assumed to be the inevitable feature of the overwhelming demand for healthcare. Frankel and West's book examines the necessity of such waiting lists and considers the system which perpetuates them in its wider historical and political context.